11.01.2011

TO DO IN NEW YORK: TRICK OR TREAT ON WEST 69TH STREET




every year the west 69th street association puts on this huge old block party for halloween. all of the brownstones get all dressed up in their spookiest and families come from all over the island to trick or treat. it gets pretty crazy pretty fast.

we went last year when huck was just five days old and within ten minutes i thought i'd lost my husband forever. brandon went on to have a grand solo halloween adventure, in which he saw tina fey IN PERSON. 

this year we saw mariska hargitay and you know what, it's just not the same.



after the party it's the afterparty at trader joe's. groceries, what what!


and then we took huck to get hummus at nanoosh on columbus.


p.s. this was halloween costume number two for sir henry. for the ward halloween party we went as linus, lucy, and charlie brown.



so if you're in new york city on halloween:
west 69th street between amsterdam and central park west.
candy starts at 6pm. 
be warned: don't lose your loved ones.
i cannot BELIEVE how fast this year went.

22 comments :

  1. What an awesome Halloween! My sister just moved to Manhattan. Over the weekend she went to the St. John's Cathedral do, which pretty epic according to her. Utah need to move past the trunk-or-treat.

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  2. I love Huck's Lion costume!! So freaking cute!

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  3. this looks awesome. and i love the little shot of him from behind crawling around. such big paws!

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  4. I knew we were destined to be best friends...my little was a lion too...and my last name in Lyons! Fate? Yup.

    http://thinkingofteaching.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-halloween.html

    Beth

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  5. This comment has nothing to do with anything except I saw this photo:

    http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc120/lapetitefashionista/LPF/?action=view&current=dungarees.jpg

    And immediately was like...uh Nat The Fat Rat. Please look! Am I right or am I right???

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  6. As cute as Huck's face is I am dying over the picture of his cute little butt crawling to the toys with his paws showing.

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  7. I hope the move went well! Of course your Huckster is adorbs!

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  8. That looks like so much fun!! I love his lion costume and your cat mask did you make that? I also love the dress you wore for Lucy!

    I could totally see you and Tina Fey being friends.

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  9. That looks Like so much fun. I feel like Halloween is hugely disappointing without children, but I could be wrong. Maybe I'm the only Childless school girl who stayed home with her man in anticipation of the TWO children who actually showed up to take her candy?

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  10. @natalienoods YOU'RE RIGHT! she's super cute and I like her stripes.

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  11. i wish we had a warm costume for our baby boy...instead we accidentally bought him a girl's outfit...how we didn't figure this out until we put it on him, i'll never know. but huck - SO adorable!
    Smoking Crayolas Blogspot

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  12. I'm so totally there next year, that looks like fun (and conveniently, juuuuust across the park from me)! And next year my little one may actually suffer being awake past 6pm and seeing all the fun costumes, this years she was so.over.it ;)

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  13. So adorable. I absolutely love the photo of little lion on your back!

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  14. Cuuuute Huck! I too love the behind shot, those giant paws and that wiggly bottom are just the best. Halloween in the states looks so fun; not many get into it so much here.

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  15. Cute costumes! And that lion getup is priceless.

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  16. That dress you are wearing as Lucy is darling... not pioneer at all. Where on earth did you get it?

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  17. love the lion king costume! very cool. i was wondering how the chuck shorts would work out with the cool weather.

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  18. @redpen2010 etsy! it's vintage, from the 60s. thinking of selling it now since i have no use for looking like dorothy/a pioneer/lucy anymore ;).

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  19. HELLO! I am a new reader LOVE your blog. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your boots you are wearing at Trader Joes, what brand and where did you get them :)

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  20. @senessa, thanks!! they're steve madden from nordstrom a million years ago!

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  21. Oh that lion costume is precious-fierce. I can't decide which so there's a hyphen for ya. And that dress is neither gingham nor reminiscent of the 1800s, so that girl was crazy. very Lucy, especially the collar!

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